Cardinals’ Kolb injury minor, expected to play



ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt calls Kevin Kolb’s injury minor and expects the quarterback to play in Friday’s preseason game against Kansas City.

Kolb left Sunday’s Hall of Fame game with bruised ribs. He was limited in practice Tuesday, but Whisenhunt says he does not anticipate any problems for the quarterback through the rest of the week.

Kolb is locked in a tight battle with John Skelton for the starting job. He started but was intercepted on his first throw in Sunday’s 17-10 loss to New Orleans. His lone completion came on his final throw, the play on which he was injured.

The Cardinals worked out jointly with the Chiefs on Tuesday at Kansas City’s practice facility at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph’s.